Both in life and in death Asma Jehangir fought against traditions that militated against the weak, oppressed and dispossessed.
Islamabad, (Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2018) : Both in life and in death Asma Jehangir fought against traditions that militated against the weak, oppressed and dispossessed. This was stated by Senator Farhatullah Babar at a memorial reference for Asma Jehangir organized by the sustainable development policy institute (SDPI) in Islamabad on Monday In defence of liberty she stood up against dictators whether civilian or military, the tyrants and the brigands whether bearded or without beard.
breaking the myth she would stand up to judges and challenge faulty judgments. She detested military dictators and was never persuaded to forgive them because of their claims to benevolence or liberalism, he said. he said that she was a symbol of resistance against state oppression both literally and symbolically. Her name is literally engraved in law books and journals in the Asma Jillani case- the first when a military dictator was declared a usurper.
He said the true greatness of Asma is that she radiated inspiration and illumined the path. Because of it the scattered saplings are fated to grow tall and strong. This indeed is the hope and promise of Pakistan. He said that Asma Jehangir fight in and out of courts for tracing missing persons will always be remembered. It is said that all applause dies down, all flowers wither away and all trophies gather dust. But the flower that Asma was will never wither away, the applause she was will never die down and the trophy she was will never gather dust, Farhatullah Babar said. Sartaj Aziz, Afrasiab Khattak, Kishwar Naheed, Asma Shirazi, Abid Sulehri and Basharat Qadir also spoke on the occasion.